Funding for this research was provided by:
National Health and Medical Research Council (301037, 1135995, 628918)
Arthritis Foundation of Australia
Received: 29 November 2017
Accepted: 7 February 2018
First Online: 15 February 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval for the RCT was provided by The University of Queensland’s Medical Research Ethics Committee (ID: 2,003,000,401). Ethical approval for the cohort study was provided by The University of Melbourne’s Human Research Ethics Committee (ID: 1,136,766). All participants provided written informed consent prior to study enrolment.
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